Is the Green Deal a Great Deal

From Rand Knight:

The son of a former public school teacher and father to two young children, Rand Knight’s education proposals treat learning as a lifelong process. As a Senator, Knight would sponsor legislation to:

Invest in early childhood education
Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, without the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind
Raise teachers’ salaries and the minimum wage
Fund teacher trainings
Expand children’s health insurance
Support student loans

Knight proposes funding education policies by building a tax base in Georgia and the United States through an endeavor called the “Green Deal.” The Green Deal is a plan to invest in creating new jobs focused on moving the United States into an era of energy independence and would include employment in such sectors as renewable energy and mass transportation.

6 comments

  1. Icarus says:

    I’m confused. Perhaps Andre can help me out.

    Knight’s proposal is to spend a lot more money. Democrats like to call it “investing”, but when they say that, they mean taking my money, giving it to someone else, and making sure there are no accountability standards so that we can call the effort a failure.

    He plans to get this money by spending even more money on dubious and nebulous unproven technologies, and somehow thinks there will be a return on “investment” to the government great enough to cover the green rat hole they want to throw the money in, plus the blank check he wants to write to the NEA.

    Is that about it, Andre?

  2. John Konop says:

    Rand

    The Democrats killed student loans by regulating profits. This will put some colleges out of business and hurt opportunities for kids with families with less income.

  3. TM2000 says:

    We are improving on mass transportation and I think we are beginning to move in a positive direction on alternative energy.

  4. benevolus says:

    I think the theory is that the energy companies aren’t going to do this R&D until it’s too late. The government (us, or we) can get the ball rolling now and even build some infrastructure so that as the necessity approaches, all that is left for companies is to jump in and make a profit. Conservatives should love it. Or at least stock market investors.

  5. Icarus says:

    Actually, benevouls, he’s pretty specific:

    “Knight proposes funding education policies by … a plan to invest in creating new jobs focused on moving the United States into an era of energy independence and would include employment in such sectors as renewable energy and mass transportation.”

    He’s claiming this is a revenue source to pay for all of his other programs. Just how soon does he expect a positive return on this investment? And how does he think he’s going to get the government to figure this out so much more quickly than the private sector?

    Platitudes are great. It’s when dems start trying to get specific that they run into trouble with pesky things like reality.

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